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Rams fans ordered to leave downtown L.A. as Super Bowl celebrations turn chaotic

People could be seen jumping on top of vehicles as fireworks were lit in the middle of a busy street as Rams fans celebrated Sunday's 23-20 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Rams fans reveling in Sunday's Super Bowl victory were ordered to clear out of downtown Los Angeles overnight as celebrations took a chaotic turn, with video posted to social media showing some jumping on vehicles while others lit fireworks in the middle of a busy street.

The area was rammed with revelers following Sunday's 23-20 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals, with fans taking over the streets as horns — and police sirens — blared.

Around 9 p.m. local time, the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted that it had issued a dispersal order in the downtown area as some of the celebrations got out of hand.

Fans vandalize a bus in downtown Los Angeles late Sunday.Apu Gomes / AFP - Getty Images

"We ask those that are celebrating tonight, celebrate responsibly. Do not allow your actions to tarnish a great #SuperBowl win," the department said.

The crowd remained, however, with the LAPD saying it was "seeing violent and destructive behavior by large crowds in the heart of the Downtown LA area" by around 10:30 p.m. local time (1:30 a.m. ET).

"We have issued several dispersal orders and have a large police presence," the force said. "Everyone that is part of those crowds, obey all dispersal orders and clear the streets immediately."

Image: People celebrate Los Angeles Rams victory over the Cincinnati Bengals after Super Bowl LVI in downtown Los Angeles
Law enforcement officers prepare to disperse a crowd late Sunday night.Aude Guerrucci / Reuters

The department warned that anyone caught disobeying dispersal orders or carrying out criminal activities would be subject to arrest. It is unclear how many people, if any, were arrested in connection to the post-game chaos. The LAPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News.

In a video posted to social media, a number of people could be seen standing on top of a bus, with at least one reveler holding up a Rams sign.

Dozens of people could also be seen blocking traffic as they sang, cheered and danced in the middle of the streets, jumping on top of vehicles caught up in the mayhem.

Meanwhile, fireworks could be seen launching from the middle of a busy street, also bringing traffic to a standstill.

Riot police try to control a crowd on the street as football fans celebrate after the Los Angels Rams won the Super Bowl.Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP

In a separate video posted to Twitter, a number of people could be seen running away from a jewelry store that appeared to have been broken into during the chaos.

Sunday's victory was the Rams' first Super Bowl championship as an L.A. team and its second in franchise history.